All posts tagged: summer

Black & White with Paula

It’s fascinating how the internet and social media connect people all over the world. In our case, social media became a tool to meet up and work with like-minded & creative people. Paula is London-based model and blogger traveling to Dubai for a week, she approached me for a collab shoot and I’d be making a mistake if I say no to that beauty. For this shoot, I opted for a natural makeup that emphasizes her natural beauty. We just wanted everything authentic and as raw as it could get, in fact, these photos are edited minimally – no skin retouching done. My good friend and one of my most trusted photographers, Joem perfectly captured Paula’s personality- candid, fun and a natural stunner. Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Photography: Joem Aldea Model: Paula Okunzuwa

Getting Familiar with Ireland

  After visiting Prague, we headed to Ireland to visit Aidan’s relatives. The trip is not just about sightseeing and visiting the tourist spots but it is getting to know Aidan’s roots. When we arrived, we headed straight to Swords to have a family dinner with her aunts from his mom’s side. Followed by a day of exploring in Dublin, we went to Trinity College to see The Book of Kells and just freely wandered around the city – ate Fish & Chips and drank Guinness. As the evening approached we made our way to the bus station on the way to Dundalk where his dad grew up and stayed there for the rest of the trip. We visited The Giant’s Lair with the whole family and went for a drive to Carlingford with Adam- one of Aidan’s best mates and now a part of their family since he married Aidan’s cousin, Michelle. We stayed with the couple the whole time we are in Dundalk. It’s just overwhelming and heart warming to see how close …

5 Pre-Make Up Products to Use During Dubai Summer

Summer is fast approaching and if you’re in the middle of the desert with 40 degrees Celsius of heat to beat, here are pre-make up products that I love to use and I find very effective even in the midst of summer. 1. Toner- Tea Tree Water from Lush Cosmetics Every morning, I start my make-up routine by using Tea Tree Water from Lush Cosmetics on my face. I started using this product since last year and since then I have never skipped a day without using it. I have combination skin and I get zits every now and then, using this product doesn’t just refresh me which is a great way to prep up my skin for make-up but it also dries out my pimples.

Melissa Bass